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Facebook Inc Risk Points versus Technology




Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Risk Points versus Technology (XLK)

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PREFACE
This is a scatter plot analysis of the critical risk points from the option market for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) compared to its own past and the Technology ETF. In order to examine the forward looking risk for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) the next 30-days, we must look to the option market.

Now, before we dive into the analysis on FB, we make one critical note since we're talking about options:


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In the "Why This Matters" section at the end of this article on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) , we're going to take a step back and show in great specificity that there is actually a lot less "luck" in successful option trading than many people know.

But that's at the end, now let's jump back into the risk point charting and number crunching for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) . We start by noting that FB is in the information technology sector which means along with some other industries we also compare the company to the closest match we could find, which was the Technology ETF (XLK) as a proxy for Facebook Inc.

We have highlighted the IV30® for XLK and for FB in the table below.


SNAPSHOT SUMMARY
CONTEXT: THE INDICES
S&P 500 (SPY) IV30     10.39%
Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) IV30     11.61%
Technology ETF (XLK) IV30     11.78%
Biotech (IBB) IV30     19.31%


Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)
FB 52 Week Low IV30     13.82%
FB Current IV30     24.37%
FB 52 Week High IV30     42.72%

FB Current HV30     8.04%

Facebook Inc Implied Risk Scatter Plot
(a new risk chart, built for option traders)



Scatter Plot Risk Legend
The blue point is the current 30-day implied volatility for Facebook Inc.
The black point is the current 30-day implied volatility for the Technology ETF (XLK).
The red point is the 52 week low in IV30® for Facebook Inc.
The green point is the 52 week high in IV30® for Facebook Inc.

The various other scatter plot points in the middle give us risk context outside of the information technology sector.

The IV30® is the risk reflected by the option market in the stock price for the next 30 calendar days.

* We can see that the risk as reflected by the option market for the next 30-days for Facebook Inc is above all the indices we have charted including the Technology ETF (XLK).

* We can further see that the current IV30 for Facebook Inc of 24.37% is closer to the annual low of 13.82% than the annual high of 42.72%. Simply stated, this means that the option market is pricing less risk than the average over the past year.

* For some context, we note that the annual range in IV30® for the Technology ETF is between [9.36%, 21.75%] while Facebook Inc has had a range of [13.82%, 42.72%].

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A New Kind of Risk Point Chart
This is chart was developed for the trader. It allows us to easily see where the forward looking risk for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) lies relative to the last year, and the various major stock groupings and the Information Technology sector without using time series data, which can confuse the information.